New SSE Wildcats Mini Soccer Girls' Centres coming soon!
Girls across Cambridgeshire will be provided with increased opportunities to play football after a new nationwide participation programme was announced.
The programme will see 200 SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs opening throughout England this spring, each run in conjunction with the local County FA and their key partners. The move will provide girls aged from 5 to 11 with regular opportunities to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun, engaging and safe environment over a minimum 16 week period.
The project is an integral part of The FA’s objective to double girls’ football participation by 2020 and has been established in a joint partnership between The FA and SSE, supporters of girls’ football participation and sponsor of the SSE Women’s FA Cup
The new SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs in Cambridgeshire will be launching at the end of March and taking place at:
- Cottenham FC at Cottenham Primary School, Lambs Lane, CB24 8TA
- Cambourne FC at Cambourne Fitness and Sports Centre, Back Lane, CB23 6FY
Full dates and times to be announced shortly.
The SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs will run in the spring and through to the summer on a weekly basis, either at weekends, after school or during the evening. Parents and carers who attend with the girls will also have the optional opportunity to take part in football-related fitness sessions at the same time as the girls.
For details of how girls can sign-up to join the clubs please contact Ashley Dean Football Development Officer (Growth) by email on Ashley.Dean@CambridgeshireFA.com or by telephone on 01223 209034.
John Stewart, SSE’s Director of Human Resources, said: “We’re delighted to support The FA in setting up these centres, helping to deliver high quality coaching sessions across the country to the next generation of female footballers.”
“At SSE we are extremely proud to be a fundamental part of supporting the grassroots game. This is a key reason for our sponsorship of the SSE Women’s FA Cup, not only are we focussed on achieving greater awareness of the sport at an elite level, equally as important we are creating more opportunities and relentlessly encouraging more girls to get involved in football.”
County FA CEO Chris Pringle, said: “We are delighted to have two SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs running in our county. It is a fantastic opportunity for us to support female football in our area by delivering regular sessions for girls aged 5-11. There are many girls in Cambridgeshire who will enjoy and benefit hugely from these centres and it is great for Cambridgeshire Football Association to have the opportunity to be a part of developing the next generation of female footballers.”